Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409

Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough



Welcome to Nursery

Meet the Nursery staff

Mrs Abbott

Miss Haughton Mrs Osbourne Mrs Binyon


EYFS Leader of Learning

Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant

15th September 2023

A very big welcome to all the nursery families this week. We have completed our very first week together and I am so pleased  on how you have all played so well with the resources and have started to make new friends. I have attached a few photos of you learning in the different areas.

Thursday 13th July 2023

Today, the nursery went on the big field with their welly boots on ready to hunt for minibeasts. All term they have heard stories and looked in information books about minibeasts and today they became explorers.  The children were very excited and they had their tick sheets ready to record their findings. They looked in the grass, under stones, in bushes and under leaves. Below are some of the photos of their hunt.

Friday 23rd June 2023

Today, the children went to see the Creepy Crawly Show. They listened to a story all about some very special animals. The show was very interactive and all the children got the opportunity to touch/hold the animals. Lots of the children touched these types of animals for the very first time. Dave told the children lots of interesting fact about his animals. Well done to all the nursery. 

The Creepy Crawly Show webpage

Friday 26th May 2023

Today the nursery children enjoyed their sports day. They all tried very hard to balance the bean bag on their head and jump over the hurdles. The egg and spoon race took lots of concentration and the javelins were thrown with great technique (a skill the children had learnt during their P.E. lessons). The most popular game was the throwing water at Mrs Abbott, where the children had to run with a cup of water and if they had any water left they could try and throw it at Mrs Abbott. (Mrs Abbott saw lots of carefully running!) It was a great morning full of fun and the children finished off sports day by eating one of their jam tarts that they had made during the week.

Happy half term everyone.

Thursday 11th May 2023

Look at for our food dye art work during exhibition week!!

Thursday 11th May 2023

Thank you Harry for collecting the tadpoles for us!

Friday 5th May 2023

King Charles III's Coronation celebrations in nursery.

Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Today, the nursery children walked around the school field exploring the signs of Spring. They enjoyed picking the dandelions and daisies. They also noticed the blossom on the trees. One of the children found a wriggly worm on the grass which was a great talking point. We also found lots of stickweed which the children touched and  stuck on to their clothes, which they found funny.

Friday 28th April 2023

This term, the children in nursery are learning about 'Growth'. They had lots of fun making funny faces with fruit and vegetables. The children looked at Giuseppe Arcimboldo's art work to find inspiration.

Below are the fabulous creations they have made.

Thursday 30th March 2023

This term, the nursery children have been learning all about the life cycle of a hen. 10 eggs were delivered by 'Living eggs' and placed into an incubator until they hatched. This year we were very lucky to have all 10 eggs hatch!

The children learnt first hand how the chicks peck away at the egg shell and came out of their shell all wet and soggy. The children enjoyed watching the changes of the chicks as they grew and they were all very keen to touch and hold them.  The children took great care to look after the chicks and understood that they need to have food and water everyday just like them. 

The children expressed what they had learnt through drawings, collage, model making, writing and talking with their friends. 

Below are some of the amazing work the children have achieved. 

Monday 6th March 2023

On World Book Day, the children came to nursery dressed as some amazing story book characters. Everyone had a great day looking at each others books, using the small world resources to retell familiar stories and talk about each other's costumes. We love to dress up in Nursery and we all had a great day. 

Thursday 16th February 2023

This term, while reading their focus story; 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', the nursery children had a big shock!!  One morning they came to nursery to find the 'Three Bears' Cottage' a mess. The children were very angry and wanted to find out who had done the crime. They put on their police uniforms and began to investigate and look for clues. 

The children used their pre-writing skills to make wanted posters, which they stuck up around the school. 

Today, the nursery children received a letter from Goldilocks, explaining that she was very sorry and that she would not do it again.  The children were glad to hear that Goldilocks was sorry and they were happy to play in the Three Bears' house again.

Thursday 16th February 2023

The children enjoyed celebrating 'National Fairy-Tale Day'. They came to Nursery dressed as their favourite story book character. Throughout the day, they had the opportunity to share their book with their friends and talk about their favourite part of the book. The children developed their creative skills by cutting and gluing resources to make a magic wand. Some children used a tally chart to ask the children which story they liked the best. They made marks to record their findings.  The day made our love of reading come to life.

Monday 30th January 2023

This term, the children in Nursery have been reading traditional tales. They have focused on the book 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. The children have enjoyed acting out the different characters from the story in their very own three bears cottage. The children have been repeating the familiar phrases and changing the sound of their voice to match the bears.

In the story, Mummy bear made porridge. The children were excited to make their own porridge. They had the choice of golden syrup, sugar, salt or tomato sauce to add to their porridge. We talked about special words that we could use to describe the porridge: lumpy, too hot, delicious, yucky, horrible and just right. 

Monday 12th December 2022

The nursery Christmas party was a great success. The children enjoyed playing traditional party games and eating some special food. 

Friday 9th December 2022

Congratulations to all the nursery children for completing the Reading Challenge this term. You have all worked very hard with reading at home with your family. Thank you very much to all the supportive families we have at DWE. Reading is a vital skill and nurturing the love of reading at an early age is very important. 

Below are some of the fun activities the children enjoyed.

Wednesday 7th December 2022

Nursery and all of the EYFS children have been working so hard this term to learn their lines, remember new songs and practice their dance routines. All the children did an amazing job and all the staff are very proud of them.  Well done everyone!

Monday 21st November 2022

Maths Week was lots of fun in Nursery!

Our Numberblocks day was "the best day ever".  The children came dressed as their favourite Numberblocks number. The nursery was very colourful and all our activities related to our number.  Each child brought in items to represent their number. We recited numbers past five and learnt to say one number for each item in order. We sang lots of number songs,  made number hats and searched for numbers in our garden. Great counting everyone!

Below are a few of the books we read that had a number focus.

Monday 7th November 2022

This week, the children in Nursery have been sharing their bonfire night experiences. They used the school iPads to create firework pictures using 'Doddle'. The children were able to change the colour of their pen and find the first letter of their name on the keyboard. The children talked about what they heard and what they saw. Lots of lovely language was used - bang, whizz, beautiful, colours, sparkly, crackle and rocket.

Tuesday 18th October 2022

Today, Nursery used the last of the pears from our nursery pear tree to make pear cakes. All the children helped to measure out the ingredients using the scales. They counted out the paper cases and mixed the ingredients in a bowl.  We talked about how to hold a knife safely and some children diced the pears carefully. All the children scooped a spoon full of  mixture into a paper case and sprinkled some chopped pear pieces on the top. Luckily, all the cakes were baked in time for the children to take one home. 

Friday 14th October 2022

This week, the children have been reading 'Leaf Man' by Lois Ehlert. The story describes how leaves blow in the wind and land as different pictures. This inspired the children to create their own pictures using a variety of Autumn objects. Please open the pictures below to look at their amazing transient art work.

6th October 2022. 

In the Nursery this term, we have been learning lots of nursery rhymes. Below is a useful website called Tiny Happy People which has lots of videos of parents and children singing nursery rhymes.  Please use the link below and have a go!

Tiny Happy People